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  • Lenovo slims down its Google smart display

    Lenovo slims down its Google smart display

    Before there was the Nest Home — heck, before there was even the Google Home Hub — there was the Lenovo Smart Display. The smart screen was far and away the nicest of the original Google Assistant screens, and the partnership between the two companies continues to be a fruitful, including the recent Smart Clock, […] More

  • Google Home Max on sale: Save $50 on the award-winning smart speaker

    Google Home Max on sale: Save $50 on the award-winning smart speaker

    TL;DR: The powerful Google Home Max smart speaker is on sale in the PCMag Shop for $249.99. It’s normally $399.99, so you’ll save 17%. It’s rare for a product to earn a Mashable’s Choice Award. It’s even more rare for a product to earn a Mashable’s Choice Award *and* a coveted Editor’s Choice Award from […] More

  • Lenovo’s Smart Clock gets more useful with latest Google update

    Lenovo’s Smart Clock gets more useful with latest Google update

    I liked the Lenovo Smart Clock when I reviewed it back in June. It’s a pretty minimalist take on the smart screen designed for the very specific purpose of living next to your bed. The streamlined features are very much by design — rather than the kitchen sink approach, the clock is built around a […] More

  • Bose’s new portable home speaker sports Alexa and Google Assistant

    Bose’s new portable home speaker sports Alexa and Google Assistant

    Bose’s portable speaker offerings have tended toward the cheaper end of the spectrum — bringing colorful competition for companies like JBL. With the dryly named Portable Home Speaker, however, the company looks to split the difference between portable and premium. And it’s certainly priced for the latter. The $349 speaker looks to something of a […] More

  • Don't make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

    Don't make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

    If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam.  Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the […] More

  • Google Assistant's abilities dominate Siri and Alexa, research shows

    Google Assistant's abilities dominate Siri and Alexa, research shows

    Alexa and Siri aren’t nearly as capable as Google Assistant, according to new research.  Research firm Loup Ventures recently published its semi-annual report on smartphone-based digital assistants, and the results once again show that Google is significantly ahead of Amazon and Apple.  To find out which assistant was best, analysts Gene Munster and Will Thompson […] More

  • Google Assistant now to come with ‘assignable reminders’

    Google Assistant now to come with ‘assignable reminders’

    The added feature will now allow roommates to delegate tasks via reminders to each other. Tasks may be delegated by time and/or location. Read more here. Read more… More about Tech, Google, Mashable Video, Google Assistant, and Tech Source link More

  • You can now use Google Assistant to bug your housemates to do their chores

    You can now use Google Assistant to bug your housemates to do their chores

    Imagine you’re going about your day when a notification pops up on your phone: “From [roommate’s name]: take out the trash.” No, it’s not a passive aggressive text, just a friendly “reminder.” That’s the premise of “assignable reminders,” the latest Google Assistant feature, which lets you push specific tasks to the people you live with. […] More

  • Amazon’s lead EU data regulator is asking questions about Alexa privacy

    Amazon’s lead EU data regulator is asking questions about Alexa privacy

    Amazon’s lead data regulator in Europe, Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection, has raised privacy concerns about its use of manual human reviews of Alexa AI voice assistant recordings. A spokesman for the regulator confirmed in an email to TechCrunch it is discussing the matter with Amazon, adding: “At this stage, we cannot comment further […] More

  • Get a 55-inch Sony 4K Bravia TV for less than $500 — almost 50% off

    Get a 55-inch Sony 4K Bravia TV for less than $500 — almost 50% off

    TL;DR: This glorious 55-inch 4K Android TV from Sony’s Bravia line is only $598 at Walmart, saving you $500. A new TV is one of those purchases that you keep putting off. You convince yourself you’ll do it the next time you get paid, and end up spending an extra year with half-broken 40-incher from […] More

  • Google’s new version of Android Auto focuses on Assistant

    Google’s new version of Android Auto focuses on Assistant

    Google is starting to roll out an updated version of its in-car platform Android Auto that aims to make it easier and safer for drivers to use. The version, which was first revealed during Google I/O 2019, has a dark theme, new fonts and color accents, more opportunities to communicate with Google’s virtual assistant and the […] More

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